HETAS News

Latest News from Woodsure

While we still await announcements from Government on future legislation for fuels, Woodsure is going from strength to strength. The Ready to Burn scheme now has 100 suppliers accredited, with numbers growing weekly. Our point of sale checks are now underway as we work to ensure products purchased remain ready to burn. Recently the Woodsure Read More…

Brexit Impact

A hot topic of discussion in the recent press relates to current Brexit negotiations, and how any result may impact UK appliance manufacturers confirming compliance with current or new legal requirements should the UK leave the European Union (EU) without a deal on October 31st. It is important for HETAS approved manufacturers to be aware of their impending responsibilities should any significant changes take place and a “No Deal” situation reached

BS EN 16510-1 Explained

In 2018, HETAS released details of the recently published testing standard BS EN 16510-1 General Requirements and test methods for residential solid fuel burning appliances. The new requirements have been developed over a number of years through the relevant European Standards committee, with the intention of providing an updated and more robust means for testing Read More…

Industry Representation

As a not for profit organisation HETAS’ purpose is to work for consumer safety and the wider public interest in safe, efficient and environmentally responsible use of biomass and other solid fuels. Within this purpose we aim to provide robust evidence to influence national and European standards for appliances, ancillary equipment, fuels and installation, providing Read More…

HETAS Approved Chimney Sweep Scheme Update

HETAS has opened an additional direct route for applicants to register for its Approved Chimney Sweep scheme. Previously, applicants have been required to be members of one of HETAS’ recognised chimney sweeping association as well as needing to attend the appropriate HETAS training course (H003 or H009). The new direct registration route has been set Read More…

Chimney Inspection camera firm celebrates 15 years of British manufacturing

AMAC Engineering Limited, a leading supplier of chimney inspection cameras across the UK and Europe, is celebrating its 15th anniversary. The firm is renowned for its commitment to British design and manufacture in the face of increasing competition from imported products. The firm works closely with end users and industry bodies like HETAS, NACS and Read More…

Working at Height

Adaptable, cost effective protection for work at height for HETAS members. Providing functional, cost effective control measures against falls from height when carrying out minor works on domestic properties can be challenging. But it doesn’t have to be this way. The Work at Height Regulations (2005) requires that where work at height cannot be avoided, Read More…